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Girls Sprint Medley
Blazin' Raiders (Eleanor Roosevelt MD) 4:05.50

text by Elliott Denman

Last year's sprint medley loss to Hopewell Valley, NJ - a race decided in the latter stages of the anchor 800 leg - still bothered the girls of the Blazin Raiders Track Club, a.k.a. Eleanor Roosevelt High of nearby Greenbelt, Md. So they went out and made all the right moves, and the perfect kind of amends.

With senior Antoinette Arrington, junior Jacia Montgomery, junior Takecia Jameson and sophomore Tasha Stanley doing flawless stickwork, the Raiders took it all with a 4:05.50 romp over Kecoughton's 4:09.27 in the sixth and final section.

Potomac School's 4:09.30, out of heat four, held up for third over-all. Fifth-heat winner Lenape of New Jersey wound up fourth in 4:11.02.

Just once in previous NIN meets had this race gone in less than 4:05. Woodrow Wilson High of Long Beach set the NIN meet record of 3:59.62 after scorching to a National record of 3:53.17 in 2001.

The Raiders never worried about the numbers. "We just wanted to win it, especially after what happened last year," said Arrington. "We're very happy to get the win, and at the Nationals so close to home, that means so much moe to all of us."

Blazin' Raiders
photo by Vic Sailer / PhotoRun
Girls 1600 Sprint Medley

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    National: N 3:53.17  3/9/2001    Wilson, Long Beach, CA                    

        Meet: M 3:59.62  3/9/2002    Wilson, Long Beach, CA                    

    School                                               Finals  H#

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  1 Blazin' Raiders                                     4:05.50   6 

     1) 173 Arrington, Antoinette 06    2) 182 Montgomery, Jacia 07       

     3) 176 Jameson, Takecia 07         4) 188 Stanley, Tasha 08          

  2 Kecoughtan                                          4:09.27   6 

     1) 991 Swindell, Tiara 06          2) 993 Williams, Marquita 08      

     3) 988 McGowan, Lana 06            4) 986 Belizare, Marlean 06       

  3 The Potomac School                                  4:09.30   4 

     1) 1885 Vassar, Julie 07           2) 1883 Heintz, Natalie 08        

     3) 1881 Adelberg, Samantha 07      4) 1884 Nelson, Michaeline 07     

     5) 1882 Connor, Issabelle 09       6)                                

  4 Lenape HS                                           4:11.02   5 

     1) 1086 Cataldo, Dana 08           2) 1092 Johnson, Kahmil 08        

     3) 1098 Walsh, Lindsey 08          4) 1093 Johnson, Miya 08          

     5) 1097 Sohn, Rachel 07            6)                                

  5 Somers HS                                           4:15.64   2 

     1) 2219 Nash, Andrea 06            2) 2220 Keating, Sarah 12         

     3) 2218 Faeth, Avery 08            4) 2221 Howard, MaryAlice 06      

     5) 2222 Cassata, Rachel 06         6)                                

  6 DE Striders                                         4:15.75   1 

     1) 456 Shannon, Kathryn 06         2) 452 Keenan, Sami 06            

     3) 448 Egan, Amanda 06             4) 457 Thompson, Marie 08         

     5) 447 Best, Grace 09              6)                                

  7 Bishop McNamara                                     4:16.35   4 

     1) 147 Blake, Lindsey 08           2) 149 Davis, Alysha 06           

     3) 152 Mason, Monica 09            4) 150 Frenche, Deiona 08         

     5) 151 Frenche, Nsia 09            6)                                

  8 Falcon TC                                           4:16.45   3 

     1) 616 Davis, Crystal 06           2) 617 Haggins, Selena 07         

     3) 615 Clark, Akilah 06            4) 618 Zar Zar, Jemu 06           

  9 Blazin' Raiders  'B'                                4:17.67   2 

     1) 170 Adenikinju, Salewa 07       2) 192 Woods, Sossena 06          

     3) 189 Stevens, Tashima 07         4) 193 Yarborough, Angelita 09    

     5) 174 Arrington, Tyreka 06        6)                                

 10 Cherokee                                            4:18.00   2 

     1) 326 Crowley, Kate 06            2) 328 Lowe, Caitlin 08           

     3) 325 Clyde, Kelly 07             4) 324 Burkholder, Lisa 06        

     5) 329 Sierra, Linda 08            6)                                

 11 Philadelphia Girls TC                               4:18.12   5 

     1) 1474 Williams, Andrea 06        2) 1471 Porter, Latifah 08        

     3) 1472 Tartt-Minor, Chanel 06     4) 1470 Jackson, Brittany 07      

     5) 1469 Douglas, Janee 08          6)                                

 12 Seneca Tc-Girls                                     4:18.17   1 

     1) 1635 Moody, Kayla 09            2) 1633 Evison, Katie 07          

     3) 1634 Jochem, Rachel 06          4) 1632 Brown, Keri 07            

 13 The Woodlands HS                                    4:19.23   6 

     1) 1887 Aitken, Carrie 06          2) 1896 Simpson, Alicia 06        

     3) 1890 Hill, Chelsee 06           4) 1893 Pilipovic-Wengler, Nevena 

     5) 1891 Maires, Kelsi 06           6)                                

 14 Harrison TC                                         4:20.66   1 

     1) 809 Donino, Brittany 06         2) 811 Neider, Brittany 07        

     3) 814 Welstead, Devon 06          4) 813 Planamento, Erica 06       

     5) 812 Orfei, Gabrielle 08         6)                                

 15 Ocean City                                          4:20.69   6 

     1) 1387 Ghanavati, Kayla 07        2) 1388 Greene, Kelsey 08         

     3) 1391 Walsh, Erin 06             4) 1390 Tomlin, Renee 06          

 16 Maryland Jaguars-HS                                 4:20.72   5 

     1) 1172 Meacham, Whitney 08        2) 1170 Colbert, Imani 08         

     3) 1168 Bost, Latoshia 06          4) 1173 Smith, Denise 07          

 17 Wayne HS                                            4:21.18   2 

     1) 2047 Dallas, Jasmine 07         2) 2049 Pope, Jasmine 07          

     3) 2045 Arnold, Ashley 06          4) 2046 Avery, Janelle 08         

 18 Tolland HS                                          4:21.51   3 

     1) 1912 DiMeola, Betsy 06          2) 1911 Diaby, Aicha 07           

     3) 1915 Willis, Sam 07             4) 1913 Gurnon, Karen 08          

     5) 1914 McGuire, Kate 08           6)                                

 19 Bethel                                              4:21.61   6 

     1) 132 Carrington, Crystal 07      2) 133 Forbes, Shakia 07          

     3) 136 Roberts, Essynce 07         4) 131 Barnette, Kamilah 07       

     5) 135 Mitchell, She'Ana 07        6)                                

 20 Spring Valley Hs-Girls                              4:22.72   2 

     1) 1708 Drayton, Ashley 06         2) 1707 Hall, Alexia 06           

     3) 1709 McMichael, Shalyn 07       4) 1706 Fulks, Megan 07           

     5) 1705 Eastwood, Samantha 08      6)                                

 21 Archbishop Carroll-PA                               4:23.03   4 

     1) 31 Gallagher, Brigid 08         2) 32 Manion, Hilary 09           

     3) 34 McKnight, Courtney 06        4) 35 Paffett, Emily 07           

     5) 37 Storbeck, Caitlin 08         6)                                

 22 RJ Reynolds Hs-Girls                                4:23.69   3 

     1) 1565 Durham, Evyan 08           2) 1563 Carter, Nikia 08          

     3) 1566 Jones, Shanice 07          4) 1567 Samuel, Ashley 06         

     5) 1568 Wright, Joanna 07          6)                                

 23 West Springfield HS                                 4:23.76   4 

     1) 2080 Wenz, Kim 08               2) 2078 Luzzi, Alesha 07          

     3) 2076 Friederich, Patricia 07    4) 2075 Barber, Rosemary 08       

     5) 2077 Lewis, Kara 09             6)                                

 24 DE Striders  'B'                                    4:23.85   1 

     1) 455 Sansone, Lauren 06          2) 454 Ritson, Cali 07            

     3) 450 Greaves, Kayla 07           4) 453 McMurray, Steph 07         

     5) 451 Hunte, Rachel 08            6)                                

 25 Midlothian Tc-Va                                    4:28.26   3 

     1) 1224 Steed, Crystal 07          2) 1227 Richardson, Kyra 07       

     3) 1221 Murray, Danielle 07        4) 1226 Willard, Tierney 08       

     5) 1223 Selander, Christine 08     6)                                

 26 Trenton TC                                          4:28.69   5 

     1) 1953 Williams, Shanda 06        2) 1950 McMullen, Alicia 06       

     3) 1944 Austin, Janica 07          4) 1945 Dayon, Cora 07            

     5) 1951 Okoya, Bisi 09             6)                                

 27 Penfield HS                                         4:28.77   3 

     1) 2248 Miller, Rianna             2) 1448 Wesson-Roth, Mimi 07      

     3) 1449 Woodarek, Marla 07         4) 1443 Howe, Samantha 08         

     5) 1447 Weidman, Jillian 09        6)                                

 28 Cinco Ranch TC                                      4:31.21   4 

     1) 349 Jones, Christie 07          2) 352 Ramirez, Kathy 07          

     3) 351 Navarre, Jody 06            4) 353 Roper, Lauren 06           

     5) 350 Marley, Paige 09            6)                                

 29 Red Gremlin AC                                      4:33.90   2 

     1) 1527 D'Alessandro, Alicia 08    2) 1526 Atwell, Ashlee 06         

     3) 1529 Legere, Samantha 08        4) 1530 McTague, Sarah 06         

     5) 1532 Stori, Julia 06            6)                                

 30 Huguenot HS                                         4:45.06   3 

     1) 2231 Williams, Keevonie         2) 2229 Minor, Marshae 09         

     3) 885 Kirby, Wanetta 07           4) 2230 Booker, Candace 07        

 31 Foxathletics                                        4:53.11   1 

     1) 695 Yanez, Alicia 06            2) 691 Biondi, Alyssa 08          

     3) 693 Nelson, Bria 07             4) 692 Mickos, Martina 08         

     5) 694 Nolet, Sarah 07             6)                                

 -- St. John the Baptist-Girls                              DNF   5 

     1) 1766 Locher, Christine 06       2) 1763 Gedon, Siobhan 08         

     3) 1764 Kelly, Rebecca 07          4) 1769 Mattar, Stephanie 06      

     5) 1768 Marcus, Angelique 06       6)                                

 -- Mighty Mustangs                                         DNF   6 

     1) 1228 Barbett, Jennifer 07       2) 1231 Lovejoy, Lauren 09        

     3) 1230 Edwards, Lisa 06           4) 1232 Mason, Christina 07       

     5) 1229 Dodd, Martina 07           6)                                

 

 

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